We believe that Black Lives Matter

The Adult Reading Round Table Steering Committee is grief-stricken by the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, who are the most recent victims of the racial violence and systemic oppression that permeate our country.

We believe that Black Lives Matter and we stand in solidarity with Black Americans and especially with our Black colleagues. We see you.

As members of a profoundly White profession and as people who curate collections of books and put those titles into the hands of our communities, we acknowledge our privilege and commit to using our privilege to amplify the voices of Black authors.

We acknowledge that the time to say something was long ago and we recognize that this is not enough. We commit to doing the work to be an anti-racist organization.